This book takes a different approach than most books. It presents recipes for preparing or accomplishing a
specific task. It is a hands-on guide to getting things done on a Linux system. Shows everyday users how to use Linux tools
and applications to get everyday things done such as viewing text and images, playing and recording audio, performing
mathematic operations, printing, formatting text, accessing the Internet, checking grammar, etc.
Designed for the everyday user who is not necessarily a computer programmer.
From the book's intro: This book is different in that we assume you dont want to install Linux,
don#146;t want to learn how to be a system administrator, and arent concerned with doing some of the more complicated
tasks. We assume you already have a working Linux system on your desk and need to use it to get your work done. That
work probably involves email, the Web, working with documents, and performing general office tasks. Additionally, we assume that, in most cases, you will
want to use the KDE graphical user interface (GUI) that comes with Linux to perform these tasks. (Of course, once you
become proficient at all these tasks, you may want to learn what the command line is and how to do some tasks
more efficiently from it.
This book is geared towards Windows users who want to take a look at Linux on their desktop computer. Provides a gentle
introduction into using Linux, and help easing into it. No technical skills required.
Follows on the Linux From Scratch book (item above). Introduces and guides the reader through additions to the system
including networking, X support, sound support, printer support and scanner support.
Mainly aimed at those who have built a system based on the LFS book. It will also be useful for those who are using
other distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build software and are in need of some assistance.
Can be used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is probably nearly as wide as that of the LFS
book. If you found LFS useful, you should also like this.
Published in 2001, this book is written to help every Linux user, from the newbie whos just getting started, to
someone whos been around the block once or twice and wants to have a handy broad reference to all the capabilities of
this solid distribution. Included in this title are all of the tips, tricks, shortcuts, and hidden features that weve
come across in our extensive travels with Linux in general, and especially as they apply to OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4.
Linux introduction and and installation
Linux GUI: the KDE desktop environment
Basic Linux Command Line including utilities, text editors, programs, tools, writing scripts using many of the popular
environments, including Bash and Perl
Working with the Linux Server including Sendmail, Apache, and Samba
An overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide,
with exercises at the end of each chapter. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of
the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples.
A complete reference for new Linux users who wish to set up and administer their own Linux home computer, workstation
and/or their home or small office network. It is meant to be simple, with just sufficient detail, and always supported with
a readily usable example. The topic ranges from Linux installation to some more advanced and useful commands and tools.
Essential knowledge required to use and maintain an Ubuntu Linux system. From the basics of installing, configuring
the desktop and implementing wireless networking to tasks such as configuring firewalls, setting up a web server and
providing remote desktop access via an SSH tunnel, A step by step approach to installing, using and administering
The story of how Linux and the free software movement undercut the high-tech titans by writing their own
software and giving it away. This book covers the ups and downs, failures and successes, the struggles and teamwork.